Topic: Software Implementation

The Sixth Deadly Sin of ERP Implementation

There’s no debate. A successful ERP rollout can only be achieved with strong organizational buy-in. Too often, organizations focus on C-suite sign-off.

The Fifth Deadly Sin of ERP Implementation

Most organizations start ERP selection with a list of the big names in the ERP software marketplace, research features, functionalities and total cost of ownership, and then schedule multiple rounds of sales presentations and demos.

The Fourth Deadly Sin of ERP Implementation

Lack of attention to the user interface can result in under-utilization of the solution. The new generation of technology users expects an Amazon- or Apple-like user experience from their ERP system.
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ERP Implementation Go-Live Checklist

A lot can go wrong when an ERP system goes live. Critical severity defects, security holes and other technical problems can cause disruption, wreak havoc on operations, bring your business to a dead stop, and even result in multi-million-dollar lawsuits.

The Third Deadly Sin of ERP Implementation

The IT department and the C-suite do not own (and may never interact with) your core business processes. So the project team should include key people – end users and functional managers – from across your organization who are regularly involved in those processes.

The Second Deadly Sin of ERP Implementation

Organizations invest in ERP to enable greater execution and efficiency. So it makes no sense to implement a solution that simply automates your existing processes.
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A lot can go wrong when an ERP system goes live. Critical severity defects, security holes and other technical problems can cause disruption, wreak havoc on operations, bring your business to a dead stop, and even result in multi-million-dollar lawsuits. With careful planning and process, however, your go-live can be a smooth, seamless experience.

We start by aligning your vendor’s implementation plan with our detailed processes and best practices. And we move forward with core implementation management services that provide structure for a high-value, high-confidence and low-risk project.

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6 SOFTWARE SELECTION & IMPLEMENTATION PAIN POINTS + SOLUTIONS

Software selection and implementation processes often present challenges of their own. To steer you around trouble and help you drive success, Ultra’s experts compiled a list of pain points and solutions to be aware of as you embark on this journey.

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